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Sage Acquires US ERP Software Firm Intacct For $850 Million

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 01:15 AM

The UK-based payroll and accounting firm, Sage, has just announced the acquisition of Intacct, a US-based cloud ERP and financial management software company.

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Earlier this week the strategic alliance was confirmed for a whopping $850m to be paid in cash and is expected to be completed within weeks!

Intacct is known as a leading provider of sophisticated and powerful cloud Financial Management Solutions in North America, which is the perfect opportunity for Sage to expand their market in the US territory.

Intacct's CEO, Robert Reid, is rumored to continue running the business, in order to ensure continuity for customers, partners, and employees.  However, the business is said to run under the name Sage Intacct.

This acquisition demonstrates Sage's strong affirmation to winning in the cloud, as well as winning in the US.

 

"Today we take another major step forward in delivering our strategy and we are thrilled to welcome Intacct into the Sage family. The acquisition of Intacct supports our ambitions for accelerating growth by winning new customers at scale and builds on our other cloud-first acquisitions, strengthening the Sage Business Cloud. Intacct opens up huge opportunities in the North American market, representing over half of our total addressable market."

- Stephen Kelly

CEO of Sage

 

Read The Full Press Release Here!

 

Tags: Cloud Business Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Sage Software

Enhance Acumatica with Integrated EDI, Pick, Pack, Ship, and Credit Card Processing

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

Joins our friends at Acumatica, Artsyl, Scanco, American Payment Solutions, and Starship to learn how an integrated streamlined EDI, supply chain, shipping, and payment solution for Acumatica saves time and money.

Acumatica EDI.pngComplimentary Webinar

Date: Wednesday, June 28th

Time: 11 AM PST

 

Learn how Artsyl EDI Intelligent Data Capture allows you to:

  • Automate the purchase order receiving process into Acumatica from retailers
  • Generate EDI files from approved and validated documents
  • Improve Vendor Score Carding
  • Reduce risks of chargebacks associated with incorrect data

Learn how the Scanco allows you to:

  • Streamline inventory
  • Use serial #s to count inventory making this process much less time consuming and error prone
  • Achieve 100% accuracy in picking
  • Stay organized and automatically move fast selling items to the front

Learn how StarShip shipping software allows you to:

  • Eliminate manual re-keying of data into carrier systems
  • Automate third party billing to eliminate double entry and errors
  • Streamline international shipments by associating the Harmonized (Schedule B) Code to line items
  • Able to quickly respond (and be 1 step ahead) to new carrier rules such as recent USPS and other carrier price changes.

Get paid faster by using American Payment Solutions integrated credit card processing:

  • PCI-DSS Compliance Assistance at no additional cost
  • Some of the lowest Amex fees in the entire industry!
  • Next Day Funding Available (Amex included)
  • Access to the Level III Gateway for lower interchange rates

 

Register Now!

Date: Wednesday, June 28th

Time: 11 AM PST

Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Shipping, Webinar, EDI, Warehouse Management System, Credit Card Processing, Acumatica Enhancements

Acumatica 6.1 Product Update Available

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 04:29 PM

Acumatica 6 is the Best Cloud ERP out there! And now with the most recent update available it's even better than ever!

 
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The cloud-based ERP system is always working on technology that sits at the forefront of its field that will directly impact and accelerate their customer businesses by helping increase productivity and cash flow while allowing for streamlined operations.

 

That's why the developers at Acumatica spent this past year focusing on the new and improved version: Acumatica 6!

 

With the primary focus of the version being to keep the system flexible and easy to deploy, Acumatica is added a continuous release cycle option for current customers.  This option is offered in addition to the long-term support currently being offered, giving customers the choice to decide which upgrade process best fits their business needs. 

 

But that's not all to be excited about!  Here are 3 reasons we love Acumatica 6:

 

1. Acumatica 6 plays well with others.

Acumatica 6 supports REST (representational state transfer) API (application programming interface) with web services, making it now the most flexible Cloud ERP product out there.  REST interfaces continue to ensure their platform is the most adaptable and customizable in the industry.

 

2. Acumatica 6 is even easier to integrate.

The rise in popularity of new and innovative programming languages and technologies only makes the advances in Acumatica 6 even more important.

Simply put, REST API makes it easier to integrate with these newer languages, which in turn makes it easier to integrate with other programming demands.

Not only does this integration help programmers but the system is able to process and generate massive amounts of data allowing it to be much more user-friendly.

 

3. Acumatica 6 handles more languages.

And finally, Acumatica 6 facilitates localization and the use of Cloud ERP in multinational environments. For example, if you have multilingual employees, you will be able to easily store data in a language-specific manner.  This feature largely benefits those who do business in more than one language. 

 

 

But even the best can always stand to be improved.  That's where the Acumatica 6.1 update comes in! This newest update includes bug fixes and enhancements on modules such as Organization & Project, Finance, Distribution, System & Platform, and Documentation.

 

 

If you are not on the most current version of Acumatica
but would like to learn more please let us know:

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

 

Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Business Management Software, Small Business

Last Chance for Acumatica Summit 2017 Early Bird Registration!

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Dec 06, 2016 @ 02:32 PM

 

Don't miss your chance to attend Summit at a discounted rate!  

Early bird pricing ends tomorrow -- Wednesday, December 7th.

 

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Attend for the full week or just for training at this years event, which promises to be a value-packed experience with 17 training courses available!

 

Be aware that training class sizes are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first served basis, so be sure to save your spot today!

 

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Still not fully convinced you Acumatica Summit 2017 can benefit your SMB? Check out a couple of these highlights.

 

We would love to speak with you about how Acumatica and Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

 

Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small Business, Business Management

Acumatica Summit 2017 - Why Attend?

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Dec 06, 2016 @ 02:25 PM

Acumatica Summit 2017 is a premier invitation-only event where both partner and customer ecosystems gather to hear the latest about Acumatica’s products and solutions, get product certifications, and collaborate on accelerating success in the cloud.

Acumatica Summit 2017

 
Join the excitement, envision the future, and get ready to take your Acumatica business to the next level!

 

Acumatica Customer Track

A new and improved customer track, complete with tips and tricks, content by industry and product roadmap will be available the first couple of days.  During days 3-5 customers will be able to receive deep technical product training straight from the experts to maximize their investment and unleash the full power of the Acumatica platform by participating in various training sessions.

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy direct access to Acumatica’s leadership, product and engineering teams
  • Gain valuable insight into future product roadmaps
  • Customer stories and feedback gathered via customer-centric sessions
  • Get certified through instructor-led training sessions taught by Acumatica developers
  • Maximize your investment with Acumatica by engaging in hands-on technical training tracks
  • Expand your Acumatica solution portfolio by engaging with leading ISV providers
  • Network with hundreds of industry peers

 

We would love to speak with you about how Acumatica Summit 2017 can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

 

Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small Business, Business Management

Acumatica Wins Silver at Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington 2016 Tech Impact Awards

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 01:02 PM

The winners of Seattle Business magazine's 2016 Tech Impact Awards were announced Wednesday, September 21st -- and we're pretty thrilled!

2016 Tech Impact Awards

 

That's because we're partnered with the magazine's 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) Company of the Year Silver medalist, Acumatica!

Acumatica is a leading global provider of flexible, easily-deployed cloud-based business management software for small- to mid-sized businesses, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, to help accelerate their business including a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting.

 

“Being recognized as one of the top local SaaS companies in the Seattle-area is a great honor . . . At Acumatica, we strive to meet companies’ evolving needs with flexible, easily-deployed and feature-rich business management software. Receiving this award amidst dozens of other first-rate entries is great validation and underscores our commitment to offering the world’s best cloud and mobile technology.”

- Jon Roskill, CEO of Acumatica          

 

Acumatica wins silver in 'SaaS' Company of the Year

 

Seattle Business magazine’s Washington 2016 Tech Impact Awards were announced at an annual dinner on Wednesday, September 21st, where top companies in the technology space were recognized. The SaaS category finalists specialize in subscription-based, on-demand software. Acumatica won their place on the list with their doubled customer count to 2,000 in the past 18 months and a triple-digit revenue growth within the last year.

 

Seattle Busines Magazine Tech Impact Awards 2016

 

Want to learn more about Acumatica Cloud ERP?

We'd would love to speak with you about how a cloud-based business management solution can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning

Has Technology Redefined Accounting?

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

Technology in the clouds!  Your accounting practices redefined by technology?

 

 

Now, there is a new breed of accounting firms that leverage technology to make the lives of their clients a bit more simple.  There has been a dramatic shift in the relationships between clients and business owners causing a belief that the evolution of the modern day firm extends beyond the improvements in technology. 

This new breed of accountants now offer value added services to simplify the lives of business owners; whereas, in the past, accountants served merely as compliance officers to ensure tax filings were processed in a timely manner.

 

With technology at the forefront of this evolution,

several major changes have taken place:

 

Cloud Platforms

With the core feature being the fact that they are web-based, cloud platforms allow a “read-only” direct feed access to your bank accounts and credit cards in a securely encrypted environment. As information is available in a more timely manner, and the elimination of a redundant double entry of bookkeeping information, the advantages to this system are undeniable. Furthermore, cloud platforms have improved the collaboration process between clients and their accountants as the accounting records can be accessed from anywhere in the world!

This live accounting platform eliminates multiple versions of files, time delays to get banking information into the system or difficulty sharing financial data with ones accountant. 

 

Document Sharing and Storage

Historically, firms would have no easy way to store client data in a place that is easily accessible by both clients and the firm. This is no longer the case.

One option is to set up a unique client portal for each client. Cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox, Google Docs, and even Doc-link by Altec all provide a great way to share and edit content in a secure environment and provide a great way to share content internally within the firm and externally with clients or third parties. Most importantly, these services provide the ability for collaboration to happen in real-time. As long as there is a computer or tablet and an internet connection, sharing information has never been more seamless.

 

Document Signing

Utilizing an online service in order to facilitate the document signing process, such as Docusign, Hello Sign, and Right Signature will provide a user-friendly way to get any document signed without ever having to use paper, a pen or a scanner. These services will even allow clients to sign documents straight from their smart phone while on the go. In addition, many of these providers attach a unique code and time stamp to each document signature.

What makes the process great is that the document signatures have the same legal validity and enforceability of pen-and-paper contracts.

 

Paperless Environment

Being a paperless firm not only improves overall efficiencies for completing work, but it also helps to reduce your company's carbon footprint. 

 

 

Improved accounting practices aren't the only benefits to adopting a cloud-based business solution!

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

 

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Business Management Software, Accounting & Finance

Acumatica 6 Has Easier Deployment And Is More Flexibile Than Ever

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Wed, Sep 07, 2016 @ 04:10 PM

With the release of Acumatica 6 less than 24 hours away we thought we'd highlight just a couple of the features we're most excited for! 

 
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The cloud-based ERP system is always working on technology that sits at the forefront of its field that will directly impact and accelerate their customer businesses by helping increase productivity and cash flow and streamline operations.

 

That's why the developers at Acumatica spent this past year focusing on the new and improved version: Acumatica 6!

 

With the primary focus of the version being to keep the system flexible and easy to deploy, Acumatica is adding a continuous release cycle option for current customers.  This option will be offered in addition to the long-term support currently being offered, giving customers the choice to decide which upgrade process best fits their business needs. 

 

But that's not all we're excited about!  Here are 3 updates to look forward to in the new Acumatica 6 update:

 

1. Acumatica 6 plays well with others.

Acumatica 6 will be supporting REST (representational state transfer) API (application programming interface) with web services, making it now the most flexible Cloud ERP product out there.  REST interfaces continue to ensure their platform is the most adaptable and customizable in the industry.

 

2. Acumatica 6 is even easier to integrate.

The rise in popularity of new and innovative programming languages and technologies only makes the advances in Acumatica 6 even more important.

Simply put, REST API makes it easier to integrate with these newer languages, which in turn makes it easier to integrate with other programming demands.

Not only does this integration help programmers but the system will be able to process and generate massive amounts of data allowing it to be much more user-friendly.

 

3. Acumatica 6 handles more languages.

And finally, Acumatica 6 will also facilitate localization and the use of Cloud ERP in multinational environments. For example, if you have multilingual employees, you will be able to easily store data in a language-specific manner.  This feature will largely benefit those who do business in more than one language. 

 

We're so very excited for the launch of the new Acumatica system and we know you will be, too!
 
For more information on Acumatica:

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

 

Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Business Management Software, Small Business

Taking The Anxiety Out of Outgrowing Quickbooks

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:25 AM

Stuck in your Quickbooks rut thanks to the anxiety of migrating financial data?

No one likes thinking of the obvious barriers and risks of growth, such as costs in time and resources.  But you wouldn't let the uncertainty of something being lost or broken keep you from moving into a new home, would you?  So why do the same with your Financial Management System?

 

Outgrowing Quickbooks Anxiety?

 

QuickBooks Migration Anxiety Is Paralyzing

So, here are just a couple problems that might be causing you moving anxiety:

  • Data inaccuracy: A messy QuickBooks ledger is the norm for most companies. Duplicated and incomplete entries show up clearly when organizing data for a move.
  • QuickBooks comfort zone: It can be easy to stay in your comfort zone, even if it’s falling down around you. Since many small businesses are so familiar with QuickBooks, it can be hard to decide it’s time to move even though consolidations are still manual and it has no real-time tracking.

 The success an SMB begins to experience, where growth and revenue outpace what Quickbooks can handle, might be an indicator of the need for cloud ERP.  With the right implementation partner, migrations are planned in great detail and selecting the right system implementation partner can increase your chances of a successful QuickBooks transition to Cloud ERP. 

The Time is Worth the Effort: Life is Good After QuickBooks

And like many of us after we unpack the last items after a big move, we sit back and sigh and decide “it was all worth it.” The same is true for moving away from QuickBooks to a Cloud ERP solution. Accountants’ day-to-day lives are much easier with a cloud-based solution because of automated multi-entity closing and reporting and easy multi-currency management.

 

If you're ready to take your enterprise to the next step and would like to learn more about how a cloud-based solution might be best for your organization, Klear Systems is here to help!

 

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Small Business, Accounting & Finance

Acumatica Winner in 2016 SaaS Awards

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Cloud-based business management software, Acumatica, was just announced winner of the 2016 SaaS Awards program in the Best Saas Product for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) category.  Acumatica winner in 2016 SaaS Awards

 

2016 is the inaugural year for The SaaS, Software-as-a-Service Awards program, which is partnered with the annual Cloud Awards, now entering its sixth year.

With awards for excellence and innovation, the categories for the 2016 awards program include Best SaaS Product for Small Business, Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product and Best Data-Driven SaaS Product.

 

Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill emphasizes the importance of SaaS technologies, stating how critical they are to success in the current competitive global marketplace.  

 

"Through our [Acumatica's] ERP and xRp products, we’re helping thousands of companies around the world become more efficient while accelerating the growth and competitiveness of their businesses. It is a huge achievement to win in this category considering the caliber of the competition, and honors the dedication and commitment of our entire team.”

 

Larry Johnson, SaaS Awards and Cloud Awards organizer, explains that although the process of selecting the final list of winners as "hard work" they are thrilled to be able to announce the final list of winners.  

“What makes us happier than anything else is to see such a varied mix of the excellence and innovation that quite literally covers the globe. It’s an international party to which any service offering is invited. We look forward to celebrating more excellence in the 2016-17 Cloud Awards, which is now open for submissions, and the 2017 SaaS Awards, which will open for submissions in late 2016.”

 

 

About the Awards

The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011, and focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions.  The Cloud Awards, on the other hand, is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to organizations of all sizes, established or start-up, from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2016-17 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution.

 

About Acumatica

Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to accelerate growth. Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. This system enables customers to take full control of their businesses, play to their organizations’ unique strengths and support their clients by following them anywhere on any device. 

 

We would love to speak with you about how Acumatica and Klear Systems can benefit your organization.   For more information:

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

 

I Want to Learn More!

Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small Business